The Museum of Legends and Traditions brings together haunting history (since it's set in an old Somoza jail) and old Nicaraguan wives tales. The legends are recreated by paper mache figures and placed throughout the jail cells. The tour is just short of an hour and you will become well versed on all the crazy (and somewhat hilarious) fables of the region. At the end of the tour, you get to walk along the walls as if you were one of the guards.
The highlight of the tour was the guide. The Museum is mostly managed by Nicaraguan volunteers who are motivated by their passion and love for their country and their desire to share it with others. It was obvious that our guide was honored to have us there and took great pride in the quality of the tour he was giving. He gave us complimentary mangoes from a mango tree in the court yard and another volunteer came out to show us some folkloric dance moves. We enjoyed chatting and talking about our lives and Nicaragua.
I left the tour with a smile on my face and my spirits lifted. It's little things like this that make me really appreciate Nicaragua.
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